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STEAM Camps Summer 2018

The camp is for District 159 students entering grades 3rd thru 8th.
Includes Project-based & digital learning activities
(Underwater Robotics, Digital Reading/Math, Digital Art, Lego
Robotics, Video Broadcasting), Breakfast & Lunch
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Summer Golf Program

Elementary School District 159 is offering FREE Summer introductory Golf
Program to students entering 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8th grade. The program will be located at Colin Powell Middle School from 8:30 am-12:00pm, Monday thru
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ESD 159 State Testing Dates

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments will take place for Grades 3rd thru 8th - March 12th - March 23rd. Also, the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) will be administered to Grades 5th and 8th on Monday, March 26th.
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Sieden Prairie Elementary - A Small School With A BIG Heart!

Students and staff at Sieden Prairie School are in the giving spirit. As a school, one component of Principal McCaskill's vision is to build relationships. This holiday season, one way that Sieden Prairie is giving back to the community is by making No Sew blankets for some of the residents at Generation Applewood Nursing Home.
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Bus Bulletin

For District 159 bus routes, Paige Bus is using Bus Bulletin notification system to notify parents and students when there are bus delays and schedule changes.  If you would like to receive instant notifications when delays or incidents affect your child’s bus, please register with Bus Bulletin.
There is no cost for this service.
Registration is simple and fast.
You can choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and e-mails.
All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold - your privacy is protected.
For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit:
(Click Register at the top to begin)
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American Education Week - Nov. 13-17

Elementary School District 159, would like to take time to acknowledge our Parents, Educational Support Staff Members and School Board Members for their dedicated partnership. Each of you play a crucial role to ensure all our students receive a quality education.
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PSAT 8/9 Assessment

(8th grade students only)
On October 25, 2017, 8th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 assessment. Data collected from the assessment will help schools identify students likely to succeed in Honors and Advance Placement high school courses. It will also help students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school. Once the tests are scored results will be mailed to the homes of the students.
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High school Algebra program for 8th grade students

ESD 159 has collaborated with Rich Township High School 227 in an effort to provide a high school Algebra program for 8th grade students. Students in the 80th percentile or higher on their Fall Math NWEA were selected to participate in the program. The program is taught at Colin Powell Middle School by Ms. Washington and is held Mondays – Fridays from 7:00AM – 7:50AM. Students who successfully complete the program will receive high school credit that will carry over to Rich 227 upon their 8th grade graduation.
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